Aging

April 4, 2018

“Anything I Need” – Peggy and Other Seniors Rely on CarePartners PACE Transportation

When it comes to getting healthcare services, transportation is a necessity for today’s seniors. To remain independent, older adults need a safe, reliable way to get to their appointments – which is where CarePartners PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) proves invaluable. Not only does the comprehensive program help seniors manage their healthcare […]

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November 3, 2017

For Seniors, Falls Can Have Major Consequences – Know the Risks and Solutions

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of adults 65 and older fall each year; in the US nearly 1 in 4 older adults fall each year. According to the NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNCA, falls are one of the leading […]

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October 11, 2017

Caring for a Loved One Can Be Overwhelming – 5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners Have you unexpectedly become a caregiver? Are you now caring for a loved one after injury/illness/etc. and feeling burnt out? Caregiver burnout is a condition of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that can happen when family caregivers don’t get the support they need or if they take on […]

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June 16, 2017

Active at Any Age – Summertime Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Staying active is good at any age. And for seniors and older adults, warmer weather brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. “There are so many great things that older adults can do in the summer,” said Britney McConnell, LRT/ CTRS, recreation therapist with CarePartners PACE. “Take advantage of what is already around you.” […]

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June 6, 2017

It’s Time to Talk – Have a Conversation with Your Family about an Advance Directive

An advance directive is essential in ensuring that you will have the medical treatment and quality of life you desire if you are an unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself. However, many people hold off getting an advance directive because of misconceptions, said Dylan Babb, Community Outreach Manager for CarePartners. The most common myths […]

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June 2, 2017

Is It Dementia or Alzheimer’s? An Inside Look at the Similarities and Differences

While often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is a syndrome and a broad term for a group of symptoms that don’t have a definitive diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common among many different types of dementia. Distinguishing between different types of dementia can be difficult and is not always […]

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May 16, 2017

Six Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

By Donald Dewhurst, MD Medical Director, CarePartners Home Care and Hospice – Angel Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill; in fact, hospice services can help patients and families manage care of a loved one with chronic health problems who remains at […]

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May 11, 2017

Hepatitis C – Are You in the Age Group That’s Five Times More Likely to Be Infected?

Did you know that most people with hepatitis C are not even aware that they are infected? Since many people can live with hepatitis C for decades without symptoms or feeling sick, testing is critical so those who are infected can get treated and cured. While anyone can get hepatitis C, 75 percent of infected […]

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April 16, 2017

Advance Care Planning – Six Questions to Lead an Important Conversation

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. For 2017, NHDD will be a week-long event, from April 16 to 22. NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. The theme for 2017 is “It […]

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April 4, 2017

Six Hospice Myths Debunked – Hospice Specialist Explains the Facts

By Dylan Babb Hospice providers are specialists who help patients with life-limiting illness get the best possible end-of-life care. Supporting someone through their final days is emotional for everyone involved, which can lead to mystery and misinformation. Here are six hospice myths dispelled. Myth: When someone starts hospice they are going to die soon.  Truth: […]

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